"MSD": Faf Du Plessis Likens David Miller To Dhoni After His Lightning Stumping Effort Against Sri Lanka. WATCH HERE

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During the second ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Centurion, stand-in wicketkeeper David Miller attempted a stumping which earned him comparison to Dhoni from his skipper

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

If there is one wicketkeeper who is known more for stumping ability than catching, it is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The former Indian skipper is lightning fast when it comes to dislodging the bails from the stumps. 

But it seems, South Africa has unearthed a similar weapon in their team, at least according to their skipper Faf du Plessis.

During the second ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Centurion, which the hosts won in a very comfortable fashion, stand-in wicketkeeper David Miller attempted a stumping which earned him comparison to Dhoni from his skipper.

With Quinton de Kock having left the field, Miller had donned the gloves behind the wicket. In the fourth ball of the 32nd over, Imran Tahir bowled a looping delivery which Vishwa Fernando tried to send to the stands.

The batsman failed to connect and the ball ended up in the wicketkeeper's hands. Miller, in a flash, removed the bails, though, it did not earn his side a wicket as the Sri Lankan batter was still in the crease. Yet, it did not stop Faf du Plessis from appreciating the effort and he ended up calling Miller 'MSD'.

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The hosts took a 2-0 series lead after winning the second ODI by a comfortable 113 runs. Having been put into bat, South Africa posted a formidable 251 on the board, with De Kock the star with 94.

In reply, Sri Lanka never looked like chasing the total as they lost wickets in regular wickets. Despite some stubborness shown by the middle-order, the visitors were bowled out for a mere 138 in just 32.2 overs.

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